Technological progress always has its “bogymen.” They change with every major technology breakthrough, so in the 1970s, there were cancer-causing powerlines, microwaves, LED TVs, and whatnot. After them, the chemtrails, flat earth, and vaccines became the primary concern of the conspiracy theorists.
The latest is a combo on the coronavirus and 5G network. And the conspiracy researchers are diligent in coming up with all kinds of theories about those two. This atmosphere of fear proved to be a gold mine for opportunists that wanted to take advantage of it.
So the latest “5G blocker” was offered to the market by some resourceful people. For only $89.25, you can be fully protected from harmful 5G network, and apparently -WiFi signal in your home. Most of the people are complaining about their signal is now too weak. What do you expect when you put a router in a metal casing?
Lina Survila, a global tech PR and chief editor at Abstract Stylist explained that with so many 5G conspiracies circulating, it’s no surprise that somebody will try to use the situation.
“Like making money. Some believe that higher-frequency millimeter-wave signals can affect their health. Therefore, people keep pushing against the 5G network in the weirdest ways.” But the expert assured us that there’s absolutely no proof that the 5G network is unsafe for people.
But, “even if there would be dangers of the 5G network, these boxes couldn’t help because cellular 5G does not come from a Wi-Fi router,” Lina clarified. This is because 5G is often mistaken for 5GHz Wi-Fi, two completely different things. “Most of what this box may do is make your Wi-Fi connection worse.”
Lina also said that if people are still worried about signals, they should get ethernet instead of a router. Regarding these “5G blockers,” they won’t help because it’s nothing more than a steel frame. “In order to block your signal, you should put it in thick concrete, but you definitely won’t be able to use your wifi then.”
She concluded that “it’s easy prey for those looking to make money exploiting people’s fears. I would surely call it a scam and wish people would be more critical of what they see even on the biggest online markets.”